Fitness Minutes: (110,991)
1,474 10/6/11 4:22 P
Get adjustable if you can even if they are a little more expensive because you will quickly outgrow the lighter weights. It is possible that you can lift more for many exercises you may want to consider the weight of your grocery bags, a small child, your purse, items you regularly move around. With adjustable, you can have a lighter weight (the handles are usually weighted, mine weight 5 pounds each) and you can buy more weight plates when you outgrow the weight it comes with. In the long run, it is cheaper and takes up less storage space than a new pair of weights every time you get stronger. If you can, get two sets as it makes it easier if you can load one set for upper body and the other for lower body work.
Walmart! That is where I got mine 4 years ago and they are still doing great! I don't think you can go very wrong with a weight set. I have one plastic pair that I have had a long time and another metal pair that I like because I can add weights onto them so they go between 2 lbs and 10lbs. I personally like the adjustable because then you don't have to buy more than one weight set as you increase your weight lifting ability.
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10/6/11 2:11 P
I'm a little over a week into my commitment with SparkPeople, and I am considering getting a small (3 or 5) set of dumbbells, fairly low weight. No lighter than 2 or 3 lbs but no heavier than 10 lbs. Does anyone have a recommendations for a relatively inexpensive, easy to store set? Thanks!